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Saturday, 30 July 2011 18:01


Currants and Gooseberries are woody, perennial shrubs that belong to the genus Ribes. They are native throughout the temperate regions of the northern hemisphere. The Ribes species that are grown for their fruit tend to be extremely hardy, fast growing, deciduous, small, upright shrubs that yields glossy red, black or green berries. The fruit is an edible berry with firm glossy skin that contains several seeds which form on short lateral branches. Well established bushes can produce up to 5 kilograms of fruit during summer.

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